>The point is that TEI-L is for discussion of the TEI DTDs, which are
>intended exactly for such things as encoding antiquarian MSS. Your
>posts to this list, while passed by the moderator, are off topic.
>On the other hand, they're entirely appropriate for comp.text.sgml
>and other mailing lists. Posting only where appropriate keeps down
>the noise level everywhere.
As I've already pointed out to this person privately, the
/commonissues.html page at my site explains in quite considerable detail
exactly how the four access technologies in question deal centrally with
text. TEI does seem an appropriate forum. If the poster thinks my
messages are off-topic, that's a complaint to be addressed to the
moderator, not to me or the list.
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